According to research firm Gartner, the global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market for public cloud services grew 37.3% last year to $44.5 billion. This year’s COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent mass move to remote working are accelerating moves to the cloud.
Following an interview campaign led by EOSC Enhance with representatives of majority of the EOSC thematic cluster and regional projects, a set of requirements have been extracted, validated and prioritised for implementation.
In a collaborative effort, the European e-infrastructures and the Science Clusters have released a joint position paper called “EOSC – a tool for enabling Open Science in Europe” that provides a common statement on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and on how to make the EOSC more user centric.
Over 73,000 users are collaborating on a new online platform set up by the European Open Science Cloud Initiative, where scientists can share COVID-19 data and accelerate our understanding of the virus to help develop treatments and vaccines quicker.
The EOSC Portal is currently operated by the EOSC Enhance (Grant Agreement no. 871160) and EOSC Future (Grant Agreement no. 101017536) projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.